LES

SAGES
FOUS

« Wild puppet tamers, Les Sages Fous propose a theatre of paradoxes: ritual and mundane, domestic and marvellous. »

© Photo David Leblanc

 

« Les Sages Fous, mystery seekers »
- JEU magazine

LES SAGES FOUS have been part of the official selection of more than 200 international theatre festivals and theatre seasons in 27 countries on 4 continents. Les Sages Fous have presented their work in barns, warehouses, castles, alleys and streets as well as theatres. The work of Les Sages Fous seeks to transcend barriers of language, age, culture and social class.

THE ORPHAN CIRCUS-2011

PUPPET THEATER /
VISUAL THEATER

(youth and
general audience)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR, MASK & PUPPETS  South Miller

STRUCTURE & MECHANICS  Sylvain Longpré

MUSIC  Christian Laflamme

ACTORS AND PUPPETEERS
Jacob Brindamour & Olivia Faye Lathuillière

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DURATION : 60 minutes

CREW : 2 Actors/Puppeteers + 1 Technician

STAGE DIMENSIONS : Width 21' / Depth 16' / Height 9'
(6,5m x 5m x 2,75m)

SET-UP : 6 hours (unloading + assembly)
AUDIENCE SIZE : 80 to 100 spectators

OUTREACH :  - Workshop of fabrication/manipulation
related to the show (more relevant before the performance)

- A talk-back (after the performance)

For more information, contact the company

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Among the debris of a scrap yard, between used oil can, rusted sheet metal, and miscellaneous lost objects, les Sages Fous invite you to a clandestine rendezvous.

 

Two junk peddlers create a small circus of visual tableaux evoking the life of a cabaret troupe of derelicts and misfits. The dark alley becomes an outlet for dreams, a place where glitter and ash entwine, where magic and mystery is brewed in the trash cans. Underneath the dirt and the rust there are treasures to be found.

 

In the blind spot of the multinational entertainment industry, this little circus is a victory of the poor and the small; a place where the gruesome become the circus beauties, the old and rusted become the acrobates, and where even impossible love can be fulfilled.

A haven for orphaned objects, recycled artists and puppets born strange. This wayward troupe is ruled with an iron fist by none other than the elusive, the fictional, the mysterious impresario, Monsieur P.T. Issimo... himself!

 

Rehabilitation or exploitation?

Dream or reality?

It is for you to judge, Ladies and Gentlemen!

« The outstanding show of this year’s FIAMS programme was, for my money, Le Cirque Orphelin, by Quebecois company Les Sages Fous. Highly original, beautifully quirky, sometimes disconcerting and, often, very funny, it creates, in a room that is the quintessence of dilapidated urbanism, a miniature circus of vagabond artists. »
- Mark Brown, The Herald, Scotland

TRICYCKLE-2017
co-production with Nordland Visual Theatre, Stamsund, Norway

PUPPET THEATER /
VISUAL THEATER

(youth and

general audience)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTOR & PUPPETEER  Jacob Brindamour
STAGING & PUPPETS  South Miller
SET DESIGN & PROPS  Sylvain Longpré
MUSIC  Christian Laflamme

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DURATION : 60 minutes

CREW : 1 Actor/Puppeteer + 1 Technician + 1 Stage Director

STAGE DIMENSIONS : Width 28' / Depth 21' / Height 11'6''

(8,5m x 6,5m x 3,5m)

SET-UP : 6 hours (unloading + assembly)
AUDIENCE SIZE : 100 to 120 spectators 

OUTREACH :  

Workshop of fabrication/manipulation related to the show (more relevant before the performance)

- A talk-back

(after the performance)

For more information, contact the company

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Guided by enigmatic signs, a scrap-collector steers his Tricycle and trailer to the opening of a mysterious labyrinth filled with secrets. A strange journey begins: the Tricycle becomes an accomplice; transforming itself at moments into a Wheel of Fortune, a Ferris Wheel, a Punch Clock, a Beautiful Woman and a Wild Beast.

 

Through a strange ritual of introspection, the Labyrinth guides the man through a life journey in which he relives his birth in a cardboard box, his first love, his life as a showman, and his escape from the entertainment industry. The man rediscovers himself as a sad jack-in-the box, a cannonball man... he confronts his mother in the form of a spider, gets caught in her web, and finally becomes a moth that flies away like a shadow. Free.

 

Tricyckle is a spectacle of metamorphosis and transformation using objects and puppetry. Visual theatre without words, the show was conceived to be performed in theatres and also unusual non-conventional spaces.

 

Tricyckle's intriguing musical score is composed solely of invented instruments created with found objects.

« This is a deeply personal, playful and utterly charming insight into one man’s life traipsing from one base to another. (...) Often surreal, always playful and nothing short of endearing, Tricyckle does exactly what it sets out to do. »
- Shane Morgan, Bristol 24/7, England

WHERE TO SEE LES SAGES FOUS NEXT

Since COVID-19 has affected the entire 20-21 season – Dates will be announced shortly after the cultural field returns to normal.

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